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World War II

WWII Memorial, Hoboken
1944
Bismarck, ND
World War II - Fallen
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 24th Quartermaster Company, 24th Infantry Division
Date of Loss: October 24, 1944 / Age: 30

Killed in action in the Philippines after suffering fatal wounds on Leyte Island.

Adam Jack Klupp
1944
Regent, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Navy
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944

Died when Arisan Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk by USS Shark (SS-314)

POW/MIA Logo
1944
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: United States Strategic Air Forces
Date of Disappearance: October 24, 1944

Died while in MIA status.

POW/MIA Logo
1944
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 31st Infantry Regiment
Date of Disappearance: October 24, 1944 / Age: 29

Died while in MIA status.

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1944
Grand Forks, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: October 24, 1944 / Age: 28

Died while in MIA status. Killed aboard the USS Birmingham (CL-62) when attempting to rescue crew and fight fires alongside the stricken carrier USS Princeton (CVL-23) during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

POW/MIA Logo
1944
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 30th Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944

Died while in POW status. Killed aboard a Japanese ship when it was hit by torpedoes in the South China Sea. 

POW/MIA Logo
1944
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Disappearance: October 24, 1944

Died while in MIA status.

POW/MIA Logo
1944
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: October 24, 1944

Died while in MIA status off of Leyte, when a ship exploded near a cruiser on which he was stationed.

POW/MIA Logo
1944
Goodrich, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 194th Tank Battalion
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944 / Age: 25

Died while in POW status on the Japanese ship "Arisan Maru", when it was sunk by an American submarine in the South China Sea. There were 1,803 POWs on the ship, only 9 of which survived the sinking.

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1944
Dickinson, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 59th Coast Artillery Regiment
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944 / Age: 29

Died while in POW status after being assigned to the 59th Coast Artillery Regiment charged with harbor defenses of Manila and Subic Bays. The 59th Regiment manned the seacoast artillery on Corregidor Island.

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